Bring Nature Indoors (with Houseplants)

Bring Nature Indoors (with Houseplants)

See how raising indoor plants helps you become more in tune with nature.
One of the best ways to get in touch with the glories of the natural world is to get up close and personal with plants. Taking a walk in a park or communing with trees in a forest are ways to interact with these forms of leafy life. And rubbing shoulders with nature is a way to feel better about yourself and the world. (Read more about this foliar interactive concept called biophilia.)

Go natural
Raising plants in your home helps you create a natural environment you can enjoy everyday. Big leafy plants such as Monstera deliciosa, Schismatoglottis, and ZZ plants make ideal floor plants (especially when given a leg up with a footed planter). Versatile beauties, such as mini monstera or Little Swiss monstera offer beautiful cut-leaf foliage that cascades from a hanging basket or climbs up a support. And you love variegation, consider the showy Alocasia Silver Dragon or Xanthosoma.

Express your creativity
Growing plants is also a creative activity. Adding life to your indoor decor with sculptural houseplants expresses your creativity and passion for the outdoors: Climbing vines from the equatorial jungles, prickly sculptural plants from the desert, and exotic new species that were procured from our Plant Hunter’s travels. In fact, many of the exotic indoor plants in the Costa Farms houseplants collection come directly from our Plant Hunter’s expeditions around the world. (Meet Mike Rimland, Costa Farms, Plant Hunter.)

Enhance your work and living spaces
A natural benefit of surrounding yourself with living plants is that they help create a calm, nurturing, and productive environment. Indoor plants also release oxygen as well as help scrub toxins from indoor air. If you are looking for houseplants highlighted in research from NASA to remove harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air, try our Clean Air Three Pack.

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See all the plants in The Bring Nature In Indoor Plant Collection. 

Written by Karen Weir-Jimerson